Modern-ish Poets: Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the lives and works of Frank O’Hara and John Ashbery, close friends and leading lights of the New York School, who sought to create an anti-academic, hedonistic poetry, freeing themselves from the puritan American tradition.

Find all John Ashbery's poems published in the LRB here.

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Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Sam Kinchin-Smith and Anthony Wilks

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